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Jun122009

Corktown: Stories of a Neighbourhood


June 12 - August 14

Bill Manson has written extensively on various Hamilton neighbourhoods including the Durand, the North End and Kirkendall. This time, Bill focuses on Corktown, one of Hamilton's most historic neighbourhoods. From its beginnings as farm properties owned by the Springer brothers, and lots owned by speculator Colonel James Durand in the very early 1800's, through the decades that saw thousands of immigrants, many from Ireland, take up residence in Corktown, to today where a new energy is to be found on the storied streets of Corktown.

This multi-media exhibition runs from June 12 until August 14. In addition to the exhibition, Bill Manson will be conducting two H+HTalks and a walking tour. Admission is free to all talks and tours.

 

H+HTalk - Corktown - June 13 @ 1:00 p.m.

Walking Tour June 13 @ 2:30 p.m. (meet in the parking lot on the southwest corner of Main and Hughson)

H+HTalk - Corktown - July 4 @ 1:00 p.m.

Walking Tour July 4 @ 2:30 p.m. (meet in the parking lot on the southwest corner of Main and Hughson)

 

podtrods - A FREE, ILLUSTRATED, DOWNLOADABLE, WALKING TOUR OF CORKTOWN IS NOW AVAILABLE

If you cannot make the walking tour date, or if you would like to take a self-guided tour as well, there is a free, illustrated, downloadable walking tour narrated by Bill Manson and illustrated with over 100 historical and recent photographs of Corktown. Click on Podcasts and then look for the Podtrods logo to download the tour, or to listen and watch the tour online.

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History is our lifeblood. How can anyone have pride in their people/nation without a sense of history?

August 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBryce

Is there anyway of getting a DVD copy of this video? I use it in my Gr. 11 class on Local History, Geography & Civic Engagement and the only negative to it is that it pixellates when shown in full screen mode.

Thanks...it is a FANTASTIC video!

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